Award Recipients are Top Environmental Performers and Leaders for Freight Supply Chain Efficiency
Knichel Logistics was honored with a SmartWay® Excellence Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as an industry leader in freight supply chain environmental performance and energy efficiency. Specific accomplishments that merited this award include Knichel Logistics' substantial hauling of freight with primarily environmentally and energy efficient SmartWay carriers.
"We are very dedicated to doing our part as a transportation provider to create a clean supply chain by using carriers that are compliant with the SmartWay program for as many of our customers' shipments as possible." said CEO Kristy Knichel, "We are incredibly honored to have been recognized by the EPA for this prestigious award."
Knichel Logistics was one of 62 companies to receive this distinction, representing the best environmental performers of SmartWay’s 3600 Partners. The Excellence Awardees were honored at the American Trucking Associations Management & Exhibition Annual Conference held in Orlando, Florida on October 23, 2017.
“Since 2004, EPA and the business community have collaborated through the SmartWay Partnership to reduce the economic and environmental costs of goods movement, a vital sector of our national economy,” said Christopher Grundler, Director of the EPA’s Office of Transportation & Air Quality, “This year’s award-winning freight carriers, shippers and third-party logistics companies demonstrate that they can move more goods, more miles, while using less fuel. These firms are not only serving the growing needs of their customers – they are also doing their part to keep our environment clean and protect human health.”
EPA’s SmartWay Transport Partnership is a market-driven initiative that empowers businesses to move goods in the cleanest, most energy-efficient way possible, while protecting public health and reducing the impacts of climate change. Demonstrating a commitment to corporate sustainability and social responsibility through SmartWay provides for a more competitive and sustainable business environment. Since 2004, SmartWay Partners have avoided emitting more than 94 million metric tons of air pollutants, while saving more than 197 million barrels of oil and $27.8 billion in fuel costs – equivalent to eliminating the annual energy use of over 12 million homes. SmartWay also contributes to cleaner air and healthier citizens by significantly reducing emissions of the pollution that contributes to smog, including fine particulate matter and nitrogen oxides.
More information on SmartWay in general: www.epa.gov/smartway/
SmartWay Excellence Award: https://www.epa.gov/smartway/smartway-excellence-awardees